Ladies and Gentlemen, there is one piece of business, from 2017, which remains unfinished. It is (past) time for us to select the Audiokarma Member Of The Year, for 2017. This member should represent the very best of what AK has grown to become.....it could be a good friend, someone who has helped the membership to a great degree, someone who made you laugh, or just someone who you really feel is an unsung hero. I can't speak for others, but, having been named Member of the Year, in 2005, along side the legendary EchoWars, I have to say that I am touched by this honour. The plaque hangs in my office, where I can see it. Roster of past Members of the Year: 2003 EchoWars 2004 EchoWars 2005 EchoWars and luvvinvinyl 2006 merrylander 2007 jaymanaa 2008 markthefixer 2009 fotno 2010 Zilch 2011 Fisherdude 2012 JohnVF and Rome 2013 Buglegirl 2014 Mike Gibson 2015 4-2-7 2016 HarmanKardon You can cast your vote for the member of your choice as AK Member of the Year, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with MEMBER OF THE YEAR 2017 as the subject. Please include your AK username, the name of the person for whom you are voting, and, if you like, a few words about why you chose as you did. Any member in good standing may vote. I will tally up the votes, and the person receiving the most votes will be declared the winner. Voting will close at 11:59 p.m. EST, Monday, February 26th, 2018. Please exclude Admins from the selection process. Any other member, in good standing, including all the Moderation staff, is eligible to win. Speaking from personal experience, this is a very important part of Audiokarma, and for those so honoured. Please participate in this process. Email me your vote to email@example.com. Thanks. NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT NOMINATE ANY OF OUR SEVERAL RECENTLY-DEPARTED MEMBERS. WHILE WE ALL MISS THEM, PLEASE KNOW THAT WE ARE PREPARING AN IN MEMORIAM AREA WHEREIN WE CAN PERMANENTLY REMEMBER OUR FRIENDS, GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. LET'S HONOUR OUR BEST, WHILE THEY CAN ENJOY IT. THANK YOU. p.s. A couple of words of clarification, based on conversation from past elections. This process is your vote. Send in the name of the person you feel most deserves this honour, and it will be counted, along with all the others. The person with the most votes will be declared the winner. Second, PLEASE email your vote. firstname.lastname@example.org is the address to use, even if you have another one for me. Thanks, and remember, VOTE EARLY, but just ONCE.